Design, Innovation & Manufacture

MLA’s team brings a wealth of frontline experience to bear on the design, innovation and manufacture of personal protective equipment for the UK’s Police forces, Prisons and other ‘blue light’ industries.

With the installation of a leather and canvas workshop in 2016, we can also work with you on bespoke product development or modifications to an existing product and undertake small quantity orders.

From the initial idea and first discussion through to prototypes, samples, testing and end result – we are here to help you meet your specific needs.

A deep understanding of the role that protective equipment, in use on the front line, plays; gives us valuable insights. This allows us to then supply customers high quality, rigorously tested products that are comfortable, easy to use and great value for money.

  • By on shoring production, MLA have shortened the supply chain with 90% of the products we now sell ‘Made in Britain’ – a majority of them produced in the Yorkshire-based workshop. The on-site sewing room, situated in the converted blacksmiths which was part of Seaton Ross’ village pub that Michael Lupton, MLA’s Managing Director, bought in 1998; also means better control of quality.
  • We can also work with you on bespoke product development or modifications to an existing product and undertake small quantity orders for any leather and canvas products.
  • The latest state of the art sewing and cutting equipment as well as our technical expertise ensure top productivity whilst guaranteeing quality.
  • Inhouse production is thanks to significant investment in both new state of the art equipment and staff development, so we now have great technical expertise to manufacture leather and canvas products in house.
  • MLA works closely with several Test and Certification Houses to provide full turn-key services for our clients. Our product design team can be on site with the product under test in order to insure a smooth test and certification process. We follow the product through the appropriate certification flow to insure successful testing and documented certifications.

Find out more about MLA's Helmets - assembled at our own production site in Yorkshire

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